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decimeter

[des-uh-mee-ter] /ˈdɛs əˌmi tər/
noun
1.
a unit of length equal to 1/10 (0.1) meter.
Abbreviation: dm.
Also, especially British, decimetre.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < French décimètre. See deci-, meter1
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British Dictionary definitions for decimetre

decimetre

/ˈdɛsɪˌmiːtə/
noun
1.
one tenth of a metre dm
Derived Forms
decimetric (ˌdɛsɪˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for decimetre

decimeter

n.

1809, from deci- + meter (n.2).

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